wipeout.com.au is the home of Wipeout Publications. Wipeout Publications is an Australian-owned and -based publishing shed. It publishes and sells Footprints and The Colonisation of Australia, amd  republishes here shorter pieces, also written by Robbo Bennetts, that have mostly been previously published elsewhere.

footprints cover  Title  Footprints, outdoor education workbook
First Published  2003

Footprints comprises 90 original discrete blackline master work-sheets that cover safety in the outdoors, care of the natural environment, respect for the First Australians and a wide range of hard skills. Each worksheet contains within it sufficient information for students to complete the tasks that are set. The workbook is pitched at Year 9 or 10 level, but caters for a range of ability groups. The tasks are designed to be both educational and fun.

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Available as Hard copy or downloadable PDF.



$AU50 (incl GST)


The Colonisation of Australia    Title The Colonisation of Australia
First Published October 2020

The Colonisation of Australia is a record of what was taught in a small-town Victorian primary school sixty years ago about the arrival of the first European explorers and settlers, and what they saw when they got here.
Included are over 50 scanned pages of the author’s Grade 5 and 6 Social Studies workbooks.

This book not only paints a picture of what it was like growing up in the 1950s, but it provides a valuable contribution to our knowledge about the institutional practices of the state school system back then.

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Available as Downloadable PDF only
Price $AU10 (incl GST)

Today's featured article

CRT dreaming

By Robbo Bennetts

Flying to work the other day, looking down on the shagpile woodland and vast sleeping waterways of Kakadu, I thought ... the cockpit of a Cessna 404 is a really tiny space. There were so many buttons, I didn't know which to press first. Luckily, I was only the co-pilot. The pilot, Brendon, pointed down and said, "That's the Mary River. In the Mary, there are 300 crocodiles every kilometre - more than anywhere else."

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